KEFFORD, Lucinda Kingsley

1867 - 1950

Lucinda Kingsley Kefford was born at Rickinghall Inferior, Suffolk on 1 May 1867, twin daughter with Helen Mary, of William Kefford (11 July 1839-30 December 1919), H M Inspector of Schools, and his wife Maria née Freeman (1836-1904), who married at Rickinghall, Suffolk in 1863, William's mother's maiden name was Kinglsey. In 1871, 3-year-old Lucinda was living at Rickinghall National School with her parents, 31-year-old William and 34-year-old Maria, with three siblings Clara 6, Helen Mary 3 and a brother William Kinglsey 2, all born at Rickinghall. Later in 1871 the family moved to Ipswich and in 1880 to Bury St Edmund's in Suffolk. In 1886, Lucinda passed her government examinations in Art, held at the Town Hall, Bury St Edmund's and she exhibited at the Bury St Edmund's Fine Art Society in 1887 'A Thirsty Group' and 'Alexander and Diogenes' and in 1889, a sepia 'Mastiff's Head'. In 1891, Lucinda was a governess at a private school kept by Edith Hunter and Flora Mabel Hunter on Angel Hill, Bury St Edmund's. In 1893 the family moved to 5 Bedford Road, Tottenham, Edmonton, London and in 1901, 33-year-old Lucinda was a lithographic artist and a student at the Royal Society of Arts but in 1904 her parents returned to Bury St Edmund's and in 1911, Lucinda, a 43-year-old artist watercolour painter, and her 36-year-old sister Gertrude Emily (1874-1928) who was born at Ipswich, were lodging at 28 Grove Park Road, Tottenham, London, the home of 49-year-old Mary Ann Charlotte Mallows, a boarding housekeeper. In 1939, Lucinda was living at 42 Well Street, Bury St Edmund's, Suffolk with two unmarried sisters Helen Mary (1 May 1867-30 October 1948) and Maria Ethel (31 May 1877-7 March 1949). Lucinda Kingsley Kefford died at 'Cloncurry', Grange Road, Felixstowe, Suffolk on 8 June 1950, aged 84, she was unmarried.

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